Madonna might have climbed into John Galliano and Alexander McQueen dresses and Louis Vuitton suits to appear in the current issue of US Vogue, but there is one London-based designer who is really celebrating the article.
“I dreamed of Madonna wearing my clothes ever since I was a little girl,” says Brazilian Daniella Issa Helayel, who designed the flying duck-printed blouse that Madge wore to be interviewed by Hamish Bowles. “Even before I became a designer, I always wanted to make clothes for Madonna.”
With Issa dresses spreading like wild fire through A-list wardrobes (Keira Knightley, the Minogue sisters and Paris Hilton are all fans, Camilla Al Fayed is Daniella’s new muse and Sharon Stone has apparently acquired no less than eight dresses for her forthcoming Basic Instinct 2 publicity tour), Daniella has been working on a line of bags and shoes to accessorise them.
And after piling the fashion crowd into Annabel’s last season, she’s planning one of London Fashion Week’s biggest dos at the hip new Dover Street venue, Automat, in September.
From the Vogue UK website.